August 22, 2013
Hubble Takes Movies of Space Slinky
This video begins with a view of the stars and galaxies in the spring constellation Virgo. We zoom into the giant elliptical galaxy M87, which lies near the center of the Virgo cluster of galaxies. A high-speed jet of hot plasma is buried deep inside the galaxy. A supermassive black hole ejects the jet at nearly the speed of light. This Hubble Space Telescope time-lapse movie captures the movement of the jet over a timespan of 13 years.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)
[ Read the Article: Hubble Images Used To Create Time-Lapse Video Of ‘Space Slinky’ ]